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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

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146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970 (Formerly Lafayette Inn) (Route 33 Bypass)
+1 434-985-6345
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 19:00
Fri 11:30 - 20:00
Sat 08:30 - 20:00
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Yorktown, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had our son's rehearsal dinner at the Lafayette; everyone raved about their food. We had steak, salmon and chicken, all were delicious and plentiful. The broccoli was amazing, yes, the broccoli! Alan, the owner/chef was easy to work with and on top of everything from the booking to the final event. They were very accommodating with any request we... More 

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Thank Pirates105
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Appreciated- Alan & Kaye More 

Stanardsville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The Lafayette is our favorite local restaurant. You HAVE to try the ice cream and the filet stack is a personal favorite of my entire family. The ambiance is wonderful, you can just imagine refined diners from the 1800's eating there, especially in the winter with the fireplaces going.

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Thank mstgmom
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much!- Alan & Kaye More 

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

First, the dinning room is quaint and doors are closed at all times, creating a peaceful and relaxing dinning experience. There are not many tables, so you have to make a reservation. The service is excellent and a decent selection of beer and wine. The food was delicious! The scallops were cooked perfectly, and the risotto was the best ever.... More 

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Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! - Alan & Kaye More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The food was fantastic and don't bypass the homemade ice cream! Nice selection of wines and other beverages.

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Thank DCDuncan
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Appreciated...thank you. More 

Earlysville, Virginia
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218 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Saturday afternoon late lunch between wineries. Wide selection of burgers. Opted for the breakfast burger - fried egg, American cheese, and bacon. All burgers are 8 ounces and are cooked just past medium. Arrived hot and juicy. Side of onion rings were ok. The burger could not have been better. Another diner opted for the quiche of the day and... More 

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Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks- Come back and see us again! More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We stopped at the Lafayette Inn on a day trip through wine country. At first we were a little concerned, as on a Saturday afternoon around 1 PM, the dining room was empty. Our party of four was promptly seated and served however. The menu is large, with a giant selection of burgers as well as less casual food. I... More 

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Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks...and know we look forward to your return visit! More 

Huntsville, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food. Wonderful atmosphere. Prices are very fair for the portion size. The staff is very very knowledgeable of the food, pairings, and surrounding area.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I had dinner at the Lafayette last Friday night. The food was great. I had heard of filet Mignon that melts in the mouth, but this really did. We also had the crab cake, which was delicious. The service was also excellent. We have absolutely nothing negative to say about this place and we'll be going back... More 

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Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Awesome...thanks. ---Alan More 

Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Lafayette Inn is a lovely find in the small town of Stanardsville, Va. Several miles off the heavily traveled Route 29 corridor between Northern Virginia and Charlottesville is a calm and delicious respite for lunch or dinner. Located in an old inn, the service is friendly and the food is tasty. I have stopped for lunch on prior occasions... More 

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Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

So kind...thanks. Alan More 

Annandale, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Staying at the Inn for our anniversary and had dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. The wine that we ordered was not available, so the staff brought three samples of wine they thought we would like to help us pick another bottle. The bread with homemade honey spread was wonderful. I had one of the specials: shrimp with gouda pasta,... More 

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Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed yourselves. We hope you don't wait until your anniversary to return! - Alan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 19:00
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Saturday
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970 (Formerly Lafayette Inn)
    (Route 33 Bypass)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stanardsville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-985-6345
Description
2014 DINERS CHOICE- Open Table. Sophisticated Southern Cuisine. An approachable yet elegant dining experience. Named "Virginia"s Restaurant of the Year" by the Food & Wine Society. Regions top "Gourmet Burger" lunch. Wine Enthusiast award winning wine list representing dozens of Virginia wines and countless other New World selections.

Located just 6 miles off of Skyline Drive. 30-40 minutes East of Harrisonburg, 20 minutes north of Charlottesville and 30 minutes south of Culpeper.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?